The Premier League Season is now well underway with just under a quarter of the season completed and over the next few weeks, there will be plenty more games contested ahead of the start of the 2022 World Cup in mid-November.

Of course, there are a number of players playing in the Premier League that will be jetting off to Qatar later in the year, yet some of the very best players will be sat at home watching the World Cup unfold on their TV screens.

So just who are the best players in the Premier League at this present moment?

By that I mean, players who are in great form right now and whose talent is also unquestioned.

To find out the answer, we have put together our Premier League Best XI for players as their form and standing shows right now.

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So here is our pick for the current best XI in the Premier League in a team format and in a 4-3-3 formation.

Best Premier League Players XI – 4-3-3 – October 2022

Goalkeeper – Alisson (Liverpool)

The only Liverpool player to make this team, the Reds poor start to the season could have been much worse but for the interventions of their Brazilian first choice goalkeeper. He has made several huge saves for a struggling Liverpool already this season to prove his value to the team and cement his position as one of the best goalkeepers in the world at present.

Right BackReece James (Chelsea)

Chelsea’s England international right back looks a shoe-in to be heading off to the World Cup for England and his form at club level both in attack and defensively, is part of the reason why. Physically strong, quick and also weighing in with his fair share of goals, James has been one of the standout performers for Chelsea for quite some time now.

Left BackJoao Cancelo (Manchester City)

The supremely talented Manchester City full back is comfortable in either full back positions but it is as a left back he has been at his most impressive not only defensively, but also as a genuine attacking and creative threat going forward for Manchester City this season. There is a strong case to say that Cancelo is the best left back in World football at the moment.

Centre Half 1Conor Coady (Everton)

Which team have conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League this season? Strangely enough, the answer is Everton and a key part of the reason has been the form of on loan Wolves centre back Conor Coady who has not only provided leadership and defensive resilience alongside James Tarkowski, but also become a real threat for Everton at set pieces.

Centre Half 2William Saliba (Arsenal)

It’s taken a long time and several loans back to his native France before Arsenal fans have started to see the best of William Saliba, but the Gunners fans are now delighted that their patience has been rewarded with the silky skills of the Frenchman both defensively and in attack, being a key part of why Arsenal have started the season so strongly.

Defensive MidfielderRodrigo (Manchester City)

Rodrigo has quietly become the midfield lynchpin at Manchester City, offering the defence additional cover while providing a powerful presence in midfield too. Defensively Rodrigo is very strong but he is also an inventive passer and weighs in with the occasional goal too. He’s one of the unsung members of a talented City squad, but his value to the team is enormous.

Attacking Midfielder 1Martin Odegaard (Arsenal)

The Norwegian midfielder has found his feet superbly well this season and has emerged not just as one of Arsenal’s best players but one of the best in the Premier League. He has allied his inventive passing and movement alongside goals this season in what is certainly his best ever start to a season and if he can continue that kind of form, it will bode well for the Gunners.

Attacking Midfielder 2Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

While Manchester City may have some outstanding individual players, there is nobody more important or influential to their team than De Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder has been electrifying this season, scoring goals and providing eight assists already as he builds up a rapport with Erling Haaland. On his day, he can do everything and he is often the reason City win games so easily.

Right Winger/ForwardGabriel Jesus (Arsenal)

When Arsenal signed Jesus from Manchester City a few people wondered if the Brazilian would find life in London as comfortable as he had in Manchester. It didn’t take long for the answer to that question be shown as Jesus hit the ground running contributing goals and attacking flair to an Arsenal side who deservedly top the table after eight games so far this season.

Centre ForwardErling Haaland (Manchester City)

The only reason Gabriel Jesus is pushed out to right wing in this team is because of Erling Haaland. Manchester City’s striker has become something of a cheat code in the Premier League. He has scored 14 goals this season, in 8 games in the Premier League and five in three games in the Champions League for a ridiculous total of 19 goals in 12 games.

Since joining Red Bull Salzburg, Haaland has averaged better than a goal per game and if anything since joining Manchester City, that rate has increased markedly. Quite simply, we’ve not seen a striker score this many goals in such a short space of time in EPL history.

Haaland is now a ridiculously short 1/7 to be the Premier League top goalscorer and he is also 1/2 to do likewise in the Champions League and you can even bet on Haaland to score in 12 or more consecutive games for Man City at 6/1.

Left Winger/ForwardPhil Foden (Manchester City)

There were plenty of contenders for this position, Leandro Trossard (Brighton), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) and Mo Salah (Liverpool) but for me Foden deserves the spot in the team for the way he has adapted to playing alongside Haaland and not only being a creative foil for the striker, but also weighing in with goals himself, including a hat-trick in the Manchester derby last weekend.